Categories for Hazmat Shipping

IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations: Significant Changes for 2022

February 10, 2022

There are a lot of regulations pertaining to HAZMAT shipping, and the laws are continuously being updated to respond to new scientific knowledge as well as trends within the transportation industry. This year is no exception, and there have been some significant changes enacted for 2022 that apply to dangerous goods shipping regulations. Read on to learn more. Shipping regulations for batteries The updated shipping regulations for hazardous materials via air travel in 2022 include updates to some of the sections pertaining to batteries. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published new guidelines, and the section on lithium-ion batteries... View Article

Changes to Hazardous Materials Shipping Regulations in 2022

January 27, 2022

HAZMAT shipping is no easy task. There are a lot of regulations pertaining to shipping hazardous materials, and the laws are continuously being updated. That includes some new hazardous materials regulations for 2022. In addition to the continuously-updated regulations for HAZMAT shipping, there are different regulations for different types of shipping. For example, shipping hazardous materials via air may have different regulations than shipping via ground transport. Here are some changes to air transport hazardous materials shipping regulations for 2022. Air travel HAZMAT shipping updates for 2022 The government updated its shipping regulations for hazardous materials via air travel in... View Article

How a Good HAZMAT Shipping System Can Help You Avoid Holiday Shipping Issues

November 5, 2021

The holidays can be a nightmare for retailers who need to deliver products to customers under a tight deadline. One thing that makes holiday shipping even harder is when you’re shipping hazardous materials (HAZMAT). There are nine classifications of HAZMAT shipping, all of which require special procedures. Shippers who fail to follow U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) protocols can face steep fines or jail time. Worst of all, breaking the rules can result in deadly accidents for anyone near the hazardous items. Keep reading to learn more about HAZMAT shipping, so you can avoid harming others or getting in hot... View Article

Why It’s Important to Know the Company Doing Your Overweight Hauling

July 30, 2021

Ground transportation is the backbone of the world’s supply chain economy. While a lot of equipment and merchandise is transported by plane or by ship, transporting goods by truck is the most common and most important form of supply transportation. This goes for overweight hauling and HAZMAT shipping as well. What constitutes overweight hauling varies by state, country and jurisdiction, but as a rule of thumb, any truck with a gross weight (i.e., everything is included) over 80,000 pounds or a container weight over 44,000 pounds qualifies as overweight hauling. Here are some questions you could ask a company you’re... View Article

What Are Four Types of Hazardous Waste?

July 14, 2021

If you are dealing with hazardous materials (HAZMAT) shipping or hazardous material handling, it’s important to understand what products are considered hazardous. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) groups hazardous wastes into four main categories. Each category requires specific types of handling and shipment procedures. Following is a breakdown of these four types: Listed wastes Listed wastes include four sub-categories: F-list, K-list, P-list and U-list. The F-list and K-List wastes are further identified by an EPA code as toxic, acute, ignitable, corrosive, reactive or toxicity characteristic: F-list wastes: These include any wastes that are generated from industrial and manufacturing processes.... View Article

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